Defense Minister Yoav Gallant holds a phone call with mayors and leaders of communities in southern Israel, following this morning’s IDF strikes in the Gaza Strip and expected rocket fire.
“We must be prepared for any scenario, including a prolonged campaign with an extended range of fire,” Gallant says, according to remarks provided by his office.
“It is very important that the citizens, under your leadership, be disciplined, attentive, and listen to life-saving instructions. The IDF and the security forces are prepared with all means and on all fronts,” he says.
“The defense establishment will provide whatever assistance is required. I instructed the professionals to be in continuous contact with you and take care of everything required for the needs of the residents. You have our full support,” Gallant adds.